Watch: The Lone Bellow – Live at the Paradise

See The Lone Bellow recorded at the Paradise in Boston. Premieres Saturday, July 19 at 11pm on WGBH 2.

Last November, Brooklyn-based band The Lone Bellow performed for a sold-out crowd at the legendary Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Mass. Playing most of the tracks from their self-titled debut record, this band is on a mission to leave it all on the stage. There’s no denying their exuberance, passion, showmanship, and musical synergy. Layering beautiful harmonies and yet fully capable of rocking out with the best of them, this is a band headed for a remarkable career.

Zach Williams, a native Georgian, first came to songwriting via near tragedy. While still living down south, Williams’ young wife was catastrophically injured in a horseback riding accident. Physicians initially told Williams that, at best, his wife would leave the hospital a paraplegic. But doctors at the pioneering Shepard Center in Atlanta thought otherwise and after months of rehab there she ultimately regained the ability to walk. Throughout the ordeal, Williams had been scribbling his thoughts into a journal; good friend Caleb Clardy, co-writer of “Teach Me To Know,” suggested he turn his writing into songs.